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That is a module (well, a gadget!) inside Korg Gadget - and it costs about £8 for the module alone. You have to pay for the sequencer too. It's the best sequencer/synth/drum machine set up on iOS but it's not free or cheap.

 

edit: oh yeah, you could get the LE version, but would still have to pay for the module.

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11 hours ago, teddymeow said:

 

Ditto. Even though I:

 

A. Have RR7 on PS3

B. Don't have a 360!

Sounds like a case for eBay games court on the Back Page Pod. Although they’re not massively into racing games so you 

might be in peril 

 

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14 hours ago, Mr Majestyk said:

That video just cost me a fiver, as I ended buying RR6 from ebay :)


I’ve never owned R7, even though it’s been on my shopping list since I got a PS3 around 2008. So yeah, it’s now in the post.

 

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I only played this for the first time this year after picking up a cheap PS1 Classic Mini thing:

 

 

It really holds up. I like throwing it on for a wee go before all the football starts on a Saturday.

 

The final race that coincides with midnight on NYE ‘99 going into the new millennium gave me goosebumps when I first encountered it. Glorious.

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The lighting in Type 4 is so evocative, it’s quite amazingly ‘real’ looking, despite being a low-poly PS1 game with low res textures. Just amazing art direction. The believability of skies, particularly sunsets, and artificial city lights, especially when driving through tunnels, are uncanny. Seriously impressed playing it this year, and that’s with having zero nostalgia for that particular game, or indeed the series in general. It’s got me wanting to mod the PS1 Classic so I can get some other entries on there.

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Imagine playing it in the late 90s.

 

Gran Turismo was taking all the hype but Namco quietly took hyper realism to a new level.

 

Ace Combat 3 is another game you should take a look at if you want to see peak PS1 Namco.

 

Both games look like the latest Ridge Racer at a lower resolution.

 

Arguably, both are the peaks in both their respective series.

 

If you haven't played Rage Racer, try and give that a go.

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Type 4 has still got it in spades, throwing yourself into the corners at max speed and trusting you can control the slide feels just as good as it did in 1999. I still think of it every single time I'm driving in one of the tunnels under Brisbane.

 

It looks amazing on today's PS1 emulators too, with all their widescreen-hackery, render upscalery and perspective-correct, er, texture-y

 

 

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Everytime this thread is updated, I want to abuse my Mod powers for the first and only time and ban posters who update this thread. Unless it’s an update from Namco announcing a new Ridge Racer.

 

One day, we shall be rewarded!

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1 hour ago, probotector said:

 

 

If you haven't played Rage Racer, try and give that a go.


It’s probably my favourite PSOne Ridge title. I loved the change of direction. Out of the first five games, it was actually Type 4 I bounced off the most?! 

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On 06/09/2016 at 21:05, Shimmyhill said:

Ahhh memory lane, I loved RR and then the home versions esp RR4 as has been said - its great fun on the vita, much better than the actual vita RR!

 

If someone said to me you an have one and only one arcade machine it would still be a sit down RR, mis spent youth playing it instead of college and I still can't pass one on the rare occasions you see one without shoving a quid in - gets loads of goes these days!!

 

Quoting myself as feel the same, that standup ridge cab is dangerous - I dont dare look too much into the price of it as ill actually have a space for one come January :o 

 

I really miss playing a Ridge racer game, dont think ive got any console with me that can play it these days - still own this bad boy from my original PSX :wub:

 

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Obv no one wants to play the PAL one these days but i think the hires 60hz version is tucked away somewhere!

 

 

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Wasn't the higher res higher frame rate version of the OG on... Type 4? I remember it being a neat little special on some release of Ridge.

 

Also, how good is that box art.

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12 hours ago, Junker said:

Sounds like a case for eBay games court on the Back Page Pod. Although they’re not massively into racing games so you 

might be in peril 

 


Thats a dunk in the tank right there. 

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